Design

Photography: Before + After

One of the many reasons I love what I do is that moment when you finish crafting an image and get to compare the beginning to the end result. Ah! Beauty!

You often don't see it but many, many hours go into creating one single photograph. The work on site is just the beginning. And if a picture is done well, you don't really see what went into creating it (unless maybe you have a trained eye).

Designers, architects, engineers...they all put their heart and soul into creating beautiful spaces and designing them with a purpose in mind, so the photograph should do their work justice.

Our eyes see spaces differently than the camera does and therefore, we have to work a little magic with lighting techniques on site and in post-processing. 

To give a better idea of the difference between a photo straight out of camera without any lighting and one that has been professional staged and edited, I have created a new "Before + After" section on my website.

It's a great way to have a direct comparison and show the difference. It's also really fun to play around with if you need to kill some time. 

See it for yourself right HERE and enjoy! 

- Sabine

Landscape Design in Wellesley

Whenever I get a request to photograph in Wellesley - or Newton, where I used to live - I get very excited!

On Sundays, one of our traditions would be to get coffee at our favorite coffee shop and then walk or drive around the neighborhood, admiring all the gorgeous houses and mansions. We would get a kick out of imagining how we would decorate the place if it was ours and recognizing the same architects' work in different areas.

New England Home and Landscape Design

New England Home and Landscape Design

So when I recently got a call again to photograph a beautiful landscape design in Wellesley Hills, I could barely contain my inner Martha Stewart and got there a little early just so I could admire all the houses in the area.

 
New England Home and Landscape Design

New England Home and Landscape Design

 

If you happen to read this and have a house that you think is magazine-worthy and needs to be photographed, you have come to the right place! I will be there with bells on and bring coffee, so we can marvel together at the beauty that is your home (or home that you designed). It also happens to be my favorite month of the year, the perfect time for some pumpkin spice latte and looking at pretty leaves...

 
New England Home and Landscape Design

New England Home and Landscape Design